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Equipment Question--Keg Brew Pot
« on: July 08, 2008, 07:00:47 PM »
I just converted a 15 gallon keg into a brewpot.    Do I select "15 gallon Brew Pot" as my boiling pot, or do I need to create a new item?  Basically, is the 15 gallon brewpot profile for a regular pot or was it intended for a converted keg?
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Re: Equipment Question--Keg Brew Pot
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2008, 07:43:58 PM »
Hi,
  Yes, this is a good starting point, but you will likely need to adjust the equipment profile a bit to match your actual losses, boil off and other settings.

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Re: Equipment Question--Keg Brew Pot
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2008, 07:59:10 PM »
Jeff:  Stupid question...but how do I figure losses for theat keggle without actually doing a batch?

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Re: Equipment Question--Keg Brew Pot
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2008, 07:36:36 AM »
Jeff:  Stupid question...but how do I figure losses for theat keggle without actually doing a batch?

I use a 15%/hour loss rate when boiling for my keggle.  You also need to calculate your deadspace I believe.  To do that add water to just above your valve stem.  Then allow the water to drain until it stops.  Pour the water remaining in the keggle into a container you can measure liquid volumes with.  That is your deadspace.

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Re: Equipment Question--Keg Brew Pot
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2008, 07:14:39 PM »
Thanks!  I've tweaked my settings for my Keggle evaporation rate, but only see a "Deadspace" for my lautertun.  Is there a place to enter Deadspace for a 15 gallon keggle?

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Re: Equipment Question--Keg Brew Pot
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2008, 07:58:18 PM »
Thanks!  I've tweaked my settings for my Keggle evaporation rate, but only see a "Deadspace" for my lautertun.  Is there a place to enter Deadspace for a 15 gallon keggle?

No, there is not deadspace for the keggle, only the tun.  At times, I have adjusted the, "Loss to boil trub and chiller" to make additional tweaks to my system.

You will dial it in with time and experience.

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Re: Equipment Question--Keg Brew Pot
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2008, 08:01:32 AM »

No, there is not deadspace for the keggle, only the tun.  At times, I have adjusted the, "Loss to boil trub and chiller" to make additional tweaks to my system.
You will dial it in with time and experience.
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I add it to "Top up water" and use "Loss to boil trub and chiller" for Trub only. I have mine set to .25 gal for Top up and .5 for Loss to trub, and the trub varies with the recipe so sometimes I have more beer in the end and thats ok with me. I usually fall around 5.5 Gal in the primary. This leaves me plenty of room to draw off clear beer from the secondary into the Keg.

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